win9x windows slow refresh rate

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.UCSD.Edu
Mon Feb 28 21:55:16 CET 2000

I've heard that Celerons are weak in floating point performance; I've never
tried one myself.  Pd's audio computations are all done in floating point
so on the whole Pd won't run fast on Celerons.  However, I don't know any
reason why the graphical side of things should be so bad.  Perhaps this is
a W98 thing which will go away with NT?


On Mon, Feb 28, 2000 at 06:57:57PM +0100, Raffaele Turra wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> i'm still moving first steps in pd (yet reading manuals!!).
> By now it runs on a celly433, 128MB ram and win98 first ed. (but i'm installing WinNT)
> i notice that the system running PD is very slow in refreshing windows, at least slower than 
> running other r/t audio softwares.
> Is it due to the architecture of pd (eg. audio computations made higher in hierarchy than 
> graphical ones, or similar)?
> Thx in advance
> L?rd2??T3R

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